The Young Apprentices Homeschool Program at the Living Arts School is a response to the needs of our young people- who are ready to express their full creative potential and learn relevant and useful skills and crafts. The term “young apprentices” speaks to the climate of our program, in which young people learn from our talented program teacher, as well as from true masters of craft, while also being given space for reflection, practice and community building among peers. The once-per-month craftspeople who have been chosen to work with our Tween/Teen program are skilled at both their craft or trade and in their ability to facilitate a non-competitive and supportive learning environment.
The program consists of two key components:
“Master Class”- Crafts & skills with our program teacher or a visiting craftsperson in a workshop format
Time for reflection, practice and community centered activities with our program teacher.
*Crafts and skills will be explored for 1-4 week sessions before moving on to the next craft or skill. Occasional $20-30 materials fee may be required for take-home equipment or tools (ex: loom). (Not exceeding one fee per semester.)
Click here for more detailed directions to our classroom at the McCauley Family Farm, 9421 N. 63rd St., Longmont.
Living Arts School’s Director Elizabeth Uhrich’s background is in education, and her journey includes co-founding and directing a progressive school for young children, teaching for 10 years and speaking at conferences on the topic of education. For her, the folk school is a natural outbirth of her passion for education. After all, “The hands built the head, not the other way around.” (Aonghus Gordan, Ruskin Mill Trust). She holds a BA in Philosophy from Colorado College and an MA in Educational Psychology from CU Denver. She also currently holds a Director’s Certification from the CDHS and a Colorado Teacher License. She lives with her husband James, their daughter Addy, and small dog in Erie, and loves to be outdoors, baking or singing whenever she can.